Upcoming Music Festival Guide 2022 from Bestival, Wireless, Glastonbury

The Ultimate Guide to 2022 Music Festivals

MarkMeets has complied a list of music festivals taking place the rest of the year

All Points East, London; August 19-28

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Festival lineup: Gorilliaz, Obongjayar, Self Esteem, Tame Impala, Enny, Koffee, Sherelle, Fred Again, Yung Singh

IN A NUTSHELL: Everyone loves a city festival, right? There’s nothing better than an actual bed to sleep in during a festival. Enter All Points East. After its 2018 debut, the UK festival has become a staple of east London’s Victoria Park. This year sees the festival return to its week-long programme of packed with events, including the festival’s newly acquired sister event Field Day.

All Points East, day tickets from £34.75 (Accessible)/ General Admission £69.55

Wilderness, Oxfordshire; August 4-7

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Festival lineup: Years & Years, Jungle, Underworld, Peggy Gu, Roisin Murphy, The Guilty Feminist, The Conduit

IN A NUTSHELL: Wilderness has become infamous for its middle-class niceties, with it’s sumptuous samplings from the likes of Skye Gyngell and Robin Gill before heading to the Veuve Cliquot champagne bar, but there’s so much more to it than that. Take its lakeside spa, masterclasses in yoga and breathwork, and a whole host of family-friendly of performance art, talks and plays and music sets. It’s truly everything you want from a uber-chic festival.

Wilderness, Weekend Camping from £230

Barn on The Farm, Gloucester; June 30 – July 3

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Festival line-up: JP Saxe, Griff , Holly Humberstone, Beabadoobee, Mae Muller, Alfie Templeman, Lola Young, Benjamin Francis Leftwich

IN A NUTSHELL: What could be more fun than traipsing down on a farm with friends for a weekend of music? The festival boasts a mixed line-up of up and coming artists and with it’s partnership with AIF’s ‘Drastic-on-Plastic’ campaign – which aims to make the festival totally single-use plastic – it’s one of the more planet-friendly options of the summer.

Barn On The Farm, tickets start at £40

In It Together, Wales; June 3-5

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Festival line-up: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Two Door Cinema Club, Clean Bandit (Live), The Vaccines, The Editors, Tinie Tempah, Roger Sanchez, Dan Shake, Armand Van Helden, Todd Terry & More

IN A NUTSHELL: Set across eight stages with a range of diverse acts, In It Together is an inclusive festival with luxury camping options, a dedicated campsite for 16-17-year-olds, a separate quieter campsite for those who want to relax, as well as a louder campsite for the real party animals.

In It Together, day tickets from £30

Love Saves The Day, Bristol; June 4-5

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Festival line-up: Chase and Status, Bellah, Ray Blk, Priya Ragu, Easy Life, Arlo Park, Gorgon City, Super Nova

IN A NUTSHELL: From a field in Glastonbury to a fully-fledged two-day dance fest, my hasn’t Love Saves The Day grown? This year’s line-up is surely its finest and biggest yet.

Loves Save the Day, day tickets from £54.94

Parklife, Manchester; June 11-12

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Festival line-up: Megan Thee Stallion, Tom Misch, Mae Muller, Central Cee, PinkPantheress, Children Of Zeus, Jaguar, Joy Crookes

IN A NUTSHELL: It’s not just the south that knows how to throw a festival; Manchester does it in style too, ta very much. The team behind the Warehouse Project take over Heaton Park for two days of electro hedonism and rap legends.

Parklife, day tickets from £84

Wide Awake, London; May 27-28

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Festival line-up: Bicep Live, Carista, Club Fitness, Primal Scream Present ‘Screamadelica’, Amyl & The Sniffers, Harry James

IN A NUTSHELL: With the muddy-marvellous feel of a traditional fest, yet still just a Tube-ride home, South London’s Wide Awake is a two-day event for lovers of all things leftfield Indie, Post Punk, Electronica, Techno, Jazz and more. The festival is also one of many joining PRS Foundation’s Keychange an initiative that advocates for line-ups that include 50% women and underrepresented genders.

Wide Awake, tickets from £30

Boardmasters, Watergate Bay, Cornwall; August 10-14

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Festival line-up: L Devine, Beka, Mimi Webb, Bombay Bicycle Club, Disclosure, The Wombats, Enny, Steamdown, Rachel Chinouriri

IN A NUTSHELL: No holiday abroad this year? No problem. Dip into the Newquay’s Atlantic ocean at Boardmasters festival and forget you’re a car journey from home. And for once, there’s no need to compromise your music taste with the eclectic mix of genres including indie, pop, grime, drum and bass, house and rock. Surf culture and wellbeing is key in Cornwall, so look out for yoga classes, reiki and even an eco spa. Get that bikini ready.

Boardmasters, tickets from £86

Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Suffolk, July 21-24

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Festival line-up: Lewis Capaldi, Foals, Snow Patrol, Maggie Rogers, Little Simz, Manic Street Preachers, Phoebe Bridgers, Groove Armada, Fontaines D.C

IN A NUTSHELL: The ultimate family friendly festival is back. What better year to opt into their immersive adventure of music, theatre, film and creative arts, deep in the magical forests of rural Suffolk? Drinking to excess takes a backseat in favour of film premieres, craft-workshops and enormous children’s play areas.

Latitude Festival, tickets from £216.50

Cross the Tracks, Brockwell Park, London; September 5

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Festival line-up: Joy Crookes, Sampha The Great, Macy Gray, Sean Kuti, Etta Bond, Olivia Dean, Joyce Rice, Priya Ragu, Norman Jay MBE

IN A NUTSHELL: Consider this your jazz and soul education. Known as ‘Brixton’s Soul, Funk and Jazz Feast’, Cross the Tracks is back for its second edition and it’ll be the good-vibes-only feel-good event of the year. Look out for 40 street food traders, a creatives market and craft beer fair.

Cross The Tracks, tickets from £45

Reading and Leeds Festivals, Reading and Leeds; August 27-29

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Festival line-up: Dave, Megan Thee Stallion, Arctic Monkeys, Bring Me The Horizon, Rage Against The Machine, Halsey, Wolf Alice, Glass Animals, Bastille, Griff, D-Block Europe, Krept & Konan

IN A NUTSHELL: For a riotous festival weekend with mosh pits galore, twin music festivals Reading and Leeds have you covered, as usual. From indie rising stars to rap legends, you’ll find a stage for every taste.

Reading and Leeds Festivals, tickets from £94

South Facing, Crystal Palace Bowl, London; 29 July-21st August

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Festival line-up: London Grammar, Jungle, Bombay Bicycle Club, Richard Ashcroft, Kamasi Washington, Ezra Collective, Becky Hill, English National Opera

IN A NUTSHELL: From the brains behind Field Day, Wide Awake festivals, South Facing is the ‘highly sustainable’ month-long outdoor concert series that boasts of zero environmental impact. In its second year, the festival will be hosting free screenings, comedy shows and performances from emerging local talent alongside chart-topping musicians and bands.

South Facing, tickets from £30

We Out Here, Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire; August 25-28

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Festival line-up: Kokoroko, John Glacier,cktrl, Daniel Casimir, Enny, Ojerime, Overmono, Pokus, Puma Blue, , Kahil El’Zabar Quartet

IN A NUTSHELL: Perfect for listeners looking to join the musical dots between soul, old school jazz, old soul, disco and dance artists, at a festival that has is affectionately known as the ‘jazz Woodstock’. Think drum and grime infused rhythms, rather than stereotypical jazz scatting.

We Out Here, tickets from £180

Creamfields, Daresbury, Cheshire; August 25- 28

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Festival line-up: Alesso, Chase and Status, Idris Elba, David Gutta, Example, Dimension, Black Coffee, Sub Focus

IN A NUTSHELL: The daddy of dance music festivals is sure to be one of the messiest weekends of the summer. Continuing to shape the dance scene as we know it, Creamfields also has the very best visuals lighting and pyrotechnics.

Creamfields, tickets from £70

GALA, Peckham Rye Park, London; June 2-4

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Festival line-up: Paula Tape, Mansur Brown, Sons of Kemet, Anu, Jamie 3.26, Nia Archive, DJ Harvey

IN A NUTSHELL: Celebrating its fifth anniversary, GALA is back the very best in house, disco, dub and jazz across the leafy South London park, over three days for the very first time. Expect breweries, record labels, party brands and the coolest crowd.

GALA, tickets from £70

Strawberries and Creem, Childerley Orchard, Cambridge; June 17-19

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Festival lineup: Lil Wayne, Tems, Ella Mai, Rema, Ghetts, Knucks, SubFocus, Ms Banks, Mabel, Tamera

IN A NUTSHELL: At its new home on Childerley Orchard the student-run festival is a southern haven for hip-hop, afrobeats, dancehall, drum & bass, house and garage lovers. It’s usually pretty muddy, but there really is no excuse not to be dancing at any given moment, and with the festival’s continued position as an industry leader in gender-balanced lineups – with a 60% female bill to be exact – and its partnership with UN Women UK’s ‘Safe Spaces Nowscheme – it’s the ultimate choice for a gals getaway.

Strawberries and Creem, tickets from £65.20

Wireless, London and Birmingham; July 1-10

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Festival line-up: Cardi B, SZA, Nicki Minaj, Tyler the Creator, City Girls, Ari Lennoc, FireBoy DML, Popcaan, Digga D

IN A NUTSHELL: Promising to be the biggest celebration of hip hop and grime ever, in its first year as a cross-national and multi-date festival, the now sold-out festival is set to be one for the books, so keep your eyes peeled for the final release tickets.

Wireless, tickets from £75

Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, Dorset; July 28-31

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Festival line-up: Rudimental, Rag & Bone Man, Sister Sledge, Earth Wind & Fire Experience ft. Al McKay, Razorlight and Kool & The Gang

IN A NUTSHELL: Run by the founders of Bestival, this is a family-friendly fun fest. Popstars share the stage with children’s TV stars, there’s theatre for everyone, family rave sessions and music from some of the most iconic musicians to date, makes for an eclectic weekend around.

Camp Bestival, tickets from £210

Kendal Calling, Lowther Deer Park, Lake District; July 28 – 31

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Festival line-up: Stereophonics, Craig David, Joel Corry, Bastille, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Scouting For Girls, Gabrielle

IN A NUTSHELL: Overlooking the rolling hills of the Lake District in Penrith, you’d be hard pushed to find better views than at Kendal Calling. In its 15th year, there’s more than just music from book readings at Tim Peaks Diner to Lost Eden immersive arts arena. Overall, expect indie singalongs and a total mud bath.

Kendal Calling, tickets from £169

Isle of Wight Festival, Seaclose Park, Newport; June 16-19

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Festival lineup: Sigrid, Nile Rodgers, Madness, Muse, Shaggy, Mae Muller, Nina Nesbett, Sea Girls, Tom Grennan

IN A NUTSHELL: Rock and pop collide at the Isle of Wight Festival, known as Europe’s Woodstock when it launched over 50 years ago. Nostalgia reigns supreme with a line-up that’ll have you reminiscing your youth and clutching your heart while you belt out the classics. Not to mention the ferry-ride over there will make you feel like you’re truly on holiday. Ahoy, fun times ahead!

Isle of Wight Festival, tickets from £75

Waterworks Festival, Gunnersbury Park, London; September 17

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Festival lineup: Ben UFO, Craig Richards, Club Fitness, LUXE, Moxie, Coki

IN A NUTSHELL: Emerging DJs get an equal platform and focus at Waterworks as the bigger lineup names in this celebration of electronic dance music. Blending stylish originators and the radically unseasoned, get your Shazam at the ready and expect your to find your new favourite artists.

Waterworks, tickets from £47.50

Houghton Festival, Houghton Hall, Norfolk; August 11-14

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Festival line-up: Derrick Carter, Craig Richards, Doc Martin, Billy Nasty, Doc Scott, DJ Three, Ricardo

IN A NUTSHELL: Curated by legendary DJ Craig Richards and after three consecutive years of cancellation, the only UK festival to have a 24-hour licence, which means the music never stops… is back. At everyone’s favourite techno festival, expect spontaneous back to backs and longer than usual sets.

Houghton, tickets from £70

Standon Calling, Hertfordshire; July 21- 24

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Festival lineup: Anne Marie, Kojey Radical, Sugababes, Swim School, Bimini, Nadia Rose

IN A NUTSHELL: As well as music you love, this boutique festival in Hertfordshire encourages you to sip Prosecco in hot tubs, lounge by the pool and watch comedy shows from the likes of Ed Gamble. Why not get a massage in the wellness area while the kids stay glued to Horrible Histories and Dick & Dom? There’s something for everyone at the friendliest festival around.

Standon Calling, Weekend tickets from £189

Bigfoot, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire; June 18-20

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Festival line-up: Working Men’s Club, Happy Mondays, Caribou and DJ Harvey, Khruangbin

IN A NUTSHELL: Food and drink lovers rejoice! More than just music, this craft beer festival brings breweries aplenty, with the likes of The Kernel, Two Tribes, Verdant and food by your favourite restaurants including 10 Greek Street, Patty & Bun, Verdant Seafood Bar and Club Mexicana. Our mouths are already salivating. Bigfoot, tickets from £150

MADE Festival, Sandwell Valley Country Park, West Midlands; July 30

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Festival line-up: AJ Tracey, Pa Salieu, Andy C, Eats Everything, Ms Banks, Bru-C, DJ EZ, Shy FX, Kings Of The Rollers, TQD and Prospa.

IN A NUTSHELL: In it’s new 660 acre home at Sandwell Valley Country Park, just outside Birmingham, seven stages ofhip hop, drum & bass, house music, garage, bass, grime, and jungle are joined by installations of live art and wide range of tasty street food.

MADE Festival, tickets from £55

Community Festival, Finsbury Park; July 16

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Festival lineup: Two Door Cinema Club, The Wombats, Nothing but Thieves, Pale Waves, Circa Waves, Abby Roberts

IN A NUTSHELL: The London festival, which takes place in Finsbury Park, is set to host an impressive line-up of bands across just one day with Two Door Cinema Club topping the bill alongside emergent act helping to shape the future of British indie sound.

Community Festival, tickets from £45

Glastonbury Festival, Somerset; June 22-26

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Festival lineup: Lorde, Foals, Sam Fender, Megan Thee Stallion, Charli XCX, Arlo Parks, Haim, Blossoms, Beabadoobee, Olivia Rodrigo, Girl In Red, Fontaines D.C., Phoebe Bridgers,

IN A NUTSHELL: The Somerset festival, which takes place on Worthy Farm, returns this year after a two-year hiatus, with its melding of music, visual art, politics, performance art and a strong message of loving the planet.

Glastonbury Festival, tickets from £280

The Long Road, Stanford Hall, Leicestershire, UK; August 26-28

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Festival line-up: Chris Young, The Cadillac Three, Brandy Clark, Lauren Alaina

IN A NUTSHELL: Buckle up UK country fans. If you like your Country from across the tracks or just around the bend, your chicken fried and your brisket smoked, The Long Road has it all. The three-day affair is an authentic, immersive and family-friendly experience

The Long Road Festival, tickets from £55

LIVE AT LEEDS: In The Park and In The City, Temple Newsam Park, Leeds; June 4 & October 10

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Festival lineup: Bombay Bicycle Club, The Vaccines, Arlo Parks, Easy Life, Sea Girls, Honne, Confidence Man

IN A NUTSHELL: Building on the city’s incredible reputation as the home of new music, Live At Leeds, is set to host some of the most exciting names in alternative indie and new music, making it an unmissable festival experience spread across five stages and days – a must for modern music fans.

Live At Leeds Festival, tickets from £55

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